David Nathaniel Huttner

David Nathaniel Huttner, age 33, of Savage, MN, passed unexpectedly on Monday, March 4, 2019.  

A time of gathering will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6-8 pm and Friday, March 8 from 3-4 pm, with a Celebration of Life at 4 pm, all at Bridgewood Church, 6201 West 135th Street, Savage, MN.  

David was a wonderful human being, who loved everyone unconditional. He had a huge caring and kind heart. David’s musical career and his wonderful personality left such an impact on many lives.   

Forever loved and missed by his mother, Delana; father, Mark; sister, Laura; brother, Joseph; countless other loving relatives and friends.  



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  1. I was friends with dave, I played guitar, we played a couple times together. He was always feisty and trying to have a good time. Sometimes he’d get pushy or a bit goofily-crazed about something, I remember one time he wanted to see me mad so he kept “trying to annoy me” but it just made me laugh, and he never got me mad. We always got along. The news of his passing feels cheap, he wasn’t some loser who didn’t have a clue, he knew how to get stuff done and seemed to have a clue where he wanted to go. When ever I’d run into him, he was always some place I’d like to be, oh you’re in a band, oh you’re working for my favorite Jamaican restaurant at festivals, he seemed to be making moves in life, every time I saw him. This is sad, debilitating news. Love you Dave; Andrew P, Newton

  2. Karin Aguilar-San Juan

    I was shocked to hear of Dave’s passing…I heard today from a young woman working at the coffee kiosk at Macalester College. I enjoyed my little chats with Dave–he made a delicious decaf pour over and put his heart and soul into it. Who knows why a candle’s flame goes out? I am so sorry for everyone who knew and loved him.

  3. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  4. Dave,
    For the brief time we knew each other, I thought you were such a cool guy! Rest in peace my friend.

  5. All my condolences and sympathies to Dave’s family. I got to know him a little when he worked at the coffee kiosk at Macalester where I work. We had some great discussions about our mutual interest in science fiction. He was a kind and funny person who brought a lot of joy to my workdays. I’m so sorry for all who knew and loved him.

  6. Cynthia Hendricks

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I knew Dave a bit at Macalester from stopping by his coffee cart in the Fine Arts Center. He was exceptionally kind and friendly, and we had good chats about the election, books we were reading, and our mutual love of music. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing; I am holding all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cynthia Hendricks, Macalester College staff

  7. Cynthia Hendricks

    I am so very sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. I had the privilege of getting to know him a bit at the Macalester coffee cart. Dave was kind and friendly – we had wonderful chats about our mutual love of books and music. I send my deepest sympathy to all of you, and am holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cynthia Hendricks, Macalester staff

  8. David was always reading, so avidly, in between the customer rushes at the Coffee Cart! I would try to time my cart visits outside of the rush, and he would tell me about the books, often in series, he was reading. I was directing a show that needed musicians, and he was too busy himself (we asked!) but he was willing to line up some of his musician friends if we got really stuck. It seemed so apt that he, an artist, was in the Arts Commons, he felt like an artist pal. I remember how he spoke of his grandmother, with great love and concern. I’m so sorry to know he has passed on. I send love to you, family and friends of this dear young man.

  9. Whenever I stopped by the coffee cart, I knew I could talk to David about the sci-fi books he was reading and count on him for a recommendation — or make a recommendation of my own. Such a personable, lovely young man. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
    Mark Mandarano, Macalester College – Music

  10. Joelle Vitiello

    My sincere condolences to David’s family and close friends. David was very much beloved at Macalester. David’s sunny disposition, his enlightened and enthusiastic conversations about music, films, science-fiction (I took notes from him) and his perfect cappuccinos made it a compulsory stop at the Coffee Cart in the Art Commons Building. He is deeply missed.

  11. Harry Waters Jr.

    Dear Family– David was one of the delights and joys I had over the time with him through winter spring and fall. HIs wit, humor , outrage, patience, and just true heart was/is a part of my daily experiences. We shared very inappropriate jokes, important moments in each others lives – and his spirit was the locus of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. He will never to forgotten – but living on in our hearts, eyes and voices. He was an avid reader and suggested many re-reads that I so appreciated. and we shared like real people every time he was in the space. he is an artist now in the universe

  12. Harry Waters Jr.

    I am still in disbelief that this wonderful man is no longer with us– but we all still feel him in spirit. He laughed and laughed and made fun of people and ourselves. He was the best way to start the day. Reading always – old and new and had recommendations and conversations about writers and styles. And he was/is a musician… we will all wonder what gifts he is giving now to the universe.. His soul is now part of the fabric of time. he will be missed… And the best JOKES!!

  13. Deep condolences to the family and everyone who is mourning their loss. Even though we met David briefly, he brought joy into our household in that brief visit. May his memory live on, and be cherished by everyone who had known him.

  14. You were one of the good ones amongst us. Positive and still real. You were vastly talented. I always enjoyed seeing your face and giving you a hug. Much love and peace as your journey continues from this life to the next.

  15. Mark, Delana, Laura, Joe and all friends and family, we are so very sorry and saddened by the loss of your dear David. You visited us in Pennsylvania when your kids were tiny and David was a character even then. I met up with him in about 2002 when visiting Mark in Minnesota and he was so excited about his music. May you all be comforted and strengthened during this most difficult time. Tim and Sherry

  16. Dayln Sebastian

    Oh wow! Where to start…I worked with David and his brother Joe at Romanos Macaroni Grill in Edina in 2009 and did we have some good laughs during work. Then David found out that I am a DJ and he asked me to be apart of this house party that he was playing for but wanted me to DJ in between his sets. That was such an honor to see his many talents in the music world. He was a True artist! A great artist that will be missed but never forgotten. Love you David! Rest In Peace. My condolences goes out to his family. ❤️

  17. I am so sorry to David’s family and close friends. I met David around 2008 or so when I would come to Minneapolis to visit Devon Sykes and see their band Turn Back Now play many basement shows. David was always extremely kind and welcoming to me, and honestly one of the people who made me feel so welcome in Minneapolis that I decided to move here in 2009. Years would pass where I wouldn’t see David and his group of awesome friends very often but whenever I ran into him over the years, he had a big hug for me. I can’t believe he is gone. I just saw him recently at the Eagle’s Club, and as usual he had a big hug and lots of smiles and funny random things to talk about! RIP David. He will be so dearly missed.

  18. I just want to offer my condolences as well. I knew David through the local music scene when he was in Turn Back Now. They would come play shows with us in the Brainerd Area. David will be missed.

  19. Terrence Marchiniak

    A bright star that impressed me years ago as a child. I never got to see him grown up but my image remains still bright, still shiny.

  20. I just wanted you all to know that in the Short time David was in my life, he made enough of a impact on me to make the hearing of his passing made me feel very sad and brought a tear to my eyes.
    I am deeply saddened by the loss of a good man.

  21. David will be remembered and missed.

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